Manchester United’s manager Sir Alex Ferguson has greatly applauded Real Madrid’s forward Cristiano Ronaldo by describing him as ‘the complete player’.
Ronaldo has never faced United since he joined Madrid. However, he will be visiting Old Trafford next month when the two clubs will play the round of 16 in the UEFA Champions League. Sir Alex has admitted that since his departure, Ronaldo has improved a lot.
“Maturity brings many things,” Ferguson told Inside United. “When I went to see them play against [Manchester] City, some of his decision-making in terms of passing was brilliant. One-touch passing, good crosses.
“In the six years we had him, you just saw his game grow all the time, and he was a fantastic player. Now you see the complete player. His decision-making, his maturity, his experience, plus all the great skills he has got, they all make him the complete player.”
Manchester United will first travel to Santiago Bernabeu on Feb 13th, while Madrid will travel to Old Trafford on March 5th.
“Obviously you hope that when you draw Real Madrid it’s in the final,” Ferguson said. “It will be a big, big event – we’re the two most high-profile clubs in the world, and I think they will be great games.”
Ronaldo made 292 appearances for Manchester United in all appearances and he scored 118 goals; whereas he has made 172 appearances till date for los Blancos and he has scored 174 goals.
Compiled by Rida Mehtab (@RidaaMehtaab on Twitter)